Using case studies of mentoring in practice, this book examines the roles of mentors and practitioners and how mentoring supports personal and professional development.

The Mentor as ‘The One in the Middle’

The mentor as ‘the one in the middle’
SueCallan and ErylCopp

This chapter examines key issues raised in Chapter 1 from the point of view of the mentor in practice. It is not possible within the constraints of this book to unpick specific examples for each and every context, but by offering models drawn from our own experience we provide a series of strategies to enable mentors to get started and then to evaluate and reflect on challenges encountered in practice. As the chapter progresses, discussion points and pauses for thought give way to key points which bring together techniques for effective practice. The chapter outlines:

  • How to establish confidentiality credibility and clarity.
  • How to recognise and adopt styles of mentor ...
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